Sump setup for 55 gallon

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Sump setup for 55 gallon

Postby darryn » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:58 pm

I have a few tanks setup all with bio wheel hangons. I was just given a 55 today and would like to go with a sump underneath. I have a spare 5 gallon tank. Can i use this and whats the general idea. Can i have a filter, skimmer, and heater all in the 5 gallon below?
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Postby Admin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:31 pm

the 5 gallon is too small to do anything in...
I'd gaet at least a 10 gallon...if not a 15 or 20 or even bigger...
you also need an overflow box and pump
which are in stock here
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filter alternative

Postby TheFishGuy » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:22 pm

Just TheFishGuy's 2 cents............I would probably just go with a canister filter for a 55.
To move that amount of water, a canister would be your best bet.
The overflow box is going to take up a bunch of room in a 12 inch wide tank, and the 55 is also rather shallow for the overflow box.

Ned's has a large selection of canister filters in stock.
The new Eheim filters work GREAT!!!
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